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Specialist offshore shipbrokers

Drawing on decades of experience and a well-established international network of owners and operators, our London-based team of specialist shipbrokers, will navigate your individual offshore vessel purchase or vessel charter requirements – wherever you are in the world.

As shipbrokers, we handle the sale, purchase and chartering of many offshore vessels including tugboats, jack-ups, barges, split hopper barges, dredgers, accommodation barges and workboats.

Our specialist shipbrokers can:

  • Provide you with market advice and specialist vessel knowledge.
  • Propose suitable vessels for sale or charter from our comprehensive database, including off-market units.
  • Sell or charter out your vessel on a private basis or through targeted marketing campaigns.
  • Value your vessel or fleet.
  • Arrange coastal/deep-sea towage or heavy-lift transport.

Roland Durnford-Slater (FICS)

Managing Director / Shipbroker

Specialism: Jack-ups Dredgers Splitbarges

Roland has worked at DSB since the start of the millennium. Alongside his father, he’s built an...

Sandi Durnford-Slater

Director

Sandi joined the family business in 2014 to help with ‘The Great Barge Project’ and quickly f...

Nazar Annayev

Shipbroker

Specialism: Flat-top Accommodation Crane barges

Nazar was born and raised in Turkmenistan, so he speaks Russian and Turkmen in addition to being ...

Ayna Narliyeva

Strategy, Compliance & Systems

Ayna is an international person by definition. She was born in Moscow, raised in Turkmenistan and...

Ben Struthers

Shipbroker

Specialism: Tugs Workboats

Ben came to DSB from a seafaring background. He holds an Officer of the Watch certificate from ...

Nicholas Kalogeras

Trainee shipbroker

Specialism: Cutter suction dredgers Splitbarges

Nicholas joined DSB Offshore from America at the start of 2019 upon completion of his bachelor’...

Nicole Howard

Office Administration and Systems

Nicole joined DSB Offshore in June 2018 to cover a maternity position in Systems and Admin. She c...

David Durnford-Slater

International Director / Consultant

Specialism: Jack-ups Dredgers

Shipping is in David’s blood. Early in his career he worked for a large UK ship-owner both in L...

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